The Original Reborn: Hand-on with the New Esterbrook Estie (via UK Fountain Pens). The reviews of the new Esterbrooks continue to trickle out. I really like mine, and should have some thoughts on the blog in the coming weeks.
Penwell Traveler Desk Accessory (via Clicky Post). Mike reviews the Penwell Traveler, which I also have in the queue for review. I love the original Penwell, and the Traveler looks to be just as much of a hit - the same concept with a more modern aesthetic.
Faggionato PKS Blue Tortoise Review (via SBRE Brown). Stephen reviews the large size PKS Faggionato in Blue Tortoise. This is the larger version of the Petrarque fountain pen that I reviewed here.
Danitrio Kama-Nuri Kamakura-bori Blue Tame-nuri on Takumi Fountain Pen (via Pen Addict). Follow that name? Congratulations to Susan on a beautiful new acquisition.
Pelikan M400 Special Edition Brown Tortoise (via The Finer Point). Jenny reviews what I think is one of the best looking pens currently in Pelikan’s lineup. They need to add brown tortoise to all of their sizes, though I quite like the M400’s compact size.
Nakaya Comparisons (via Fountain Pen Follies). Laura has gotten her hands on some Nakayas and compares them, including two colors I’ve had my eye on for a while.
Kaco Retro EF in Green (via Well-Appointed Desk). Thanks Ana, another great looking, cool, really inexpensive fountain pen that I don’t need (but just bought).
Ink Review: Taccia Uguisu (via Fountain Pen Follies). Laura reviews what I suspect will be my favorite of the new inks from Taccia. It appears much darker than Sailor’s Waka-Uguisu.
Pilot Precise V5 RT (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). The capped version of the Pilot Precise has been a favorite of mine going back 20+ years to high school. The retractable version is every bit as good.
Pineider Avatar Fountain Pen (via Pen Addict). Jeff reviews the Pineider Avatar. The acrylic used in these pens is gorgeous; I just wish the pens themselves were a bit wider. They’re a touch skinny for my preference.
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In Case You Missed It…
This week on the blog I reviewed new “Find” notebooks from Kunisawa Stationery Company, and I also offered some more thoughts on my favorite inexpensive fountain pens, some of which you can find for just a few dollars! Finally, this week’s Deals & Drops focused on the new and special releases from the major German pen companies such as Pelikan, Montblanc, Diplomat, Lamy, etc.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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